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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Shamika Ravi

The writer is research director, Brookings India.

Don’t play politics with Covid death numbers, let’s learn from them
Sat, May 14, 2022

Shamika Ravi writes: Covid death data has led to intense speculation and politicisation. The core issue is not that the numbers are right or wrong, but the absence of high quality data.

Counting those who qualify as EWS
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

Shamika Ravi, Mudit Kapoor write: Study reveals that more than 90 per cent of rural and urban non–SC/ST/OBC households will meet the government’s criteria for economically weaker sections

Covid deaths: Collective indifference to vital statistics
Thu, Jul 22, 2021

The real problem is that government, journalists, academics have been indifferent to the issues of vital statistics prior to Covid, largely because these statistics concerned the weaker sections of society

A new phase of the fightback
Sun, May 03, 2020

Though stringent lockdwon was timely. Now it's time to address ballooning opportunity costs across sectors

Existing govt infrastructure is not conducive to launch NRC. It will lead to chaos, confusion
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

In light of the severe capacity constraint, if the NRC is to be ever launched then the first step for the MHA should be to strengthen the existing infrastructure to account for at least every birth and death within the country.

We need many more women in the field of economics
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

It is crucial for young girls to have female mentors because research shows that it encourages them to persevere ahead, despite difficulties.

Economic growth requires protection from expropriation of property by individuals, State
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

In a mature democracy, rights of an individual vis-à-vis the state are protected by an independent judiciary. This act of undoing a Supreme Court judgment was an assault on the individual right to private property.

A problem of measurement
Fri, May 31, 2019

There is neither credible evidence of a jobs crisis in India, nor of its absence.

Why EVMs are win-win
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Data shows electronic voting machines provide fair elections, which helps improve public utility provisions, reduces crime

India’s suicide problem
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Response to the crisis of farmer suicides is narrowly focused. Poor health accounts for most suicides, necessitating improved access to healthcare rather than special packages

The inclusion project
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Jan Dhan Yojana is a remarkable achievement. But financial inclusion must be more ambitious and look beyond bank accounts.

Making it work
Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Restructure the MGNREGS to raise overall efficiency and gains to rural households.

Missing women leaders
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

If parties do not nurture them, women’s political representation will remain tokenistic

Elections 2014
No monkey business
Thu, May 01, 2014

Why ‘right to entrepreneurship’, promised by Congress manifesto, is a bad idea.